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A 45-year-old member asked:

Should i be practicing safe sex while pregnant?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Benner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: The safest sex is sex with a single partner who has no other partners but you. If this is not your situation, then condoms are very important, as this will greatly reduce the chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (sti). Some stis can harm the baby as well as you, so it is even more important to protect yourself when both you and your baby are at risk.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: While you cannot get pregnant once you are pregnant, you can contract STDs so you should practice safe sex if there is an issue with contracting any stds.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: If you're in well established monogamous relationship then no need. But if there are other sex partners involved then absolutely insist all of them wear condoms. Also let your OB know so they can screen for stds, some of which can be passed to newborn.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it safe for me to have sex before or after my periods in order not to get pregnant?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Periods and sex: Hi. Everyday of your cycle except ON your period is either "before or after" your period, and much of that time would be fertile. You're generally safe having sex on your period and for one week after your period if you do not desire conception. If you don't want to gamble, and you have a normal libido, might I suggest birth control? Good luck!

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